Besides the Big Bang Black collection to look forward to in April next year, Casio G-Shock fans can expect two special edition watches this year-end festive season, featuring Stephane Ashpool’s signature basketball-themed designs as seen in the French fashion brand PIGALLE.
Available in off-white and black models, the DW-5600 has been selected as the base model of the collaboration due to its wearable compact size suitable not only while playing basketball, but off the court as well. Both designs reflect a mix of refined Paris street styles, reminescence of the select PIGALLE shop opened in 2009 in the Pigalle district in Paris.
The side buttons, buckle, and case back have been finished using silver or rose gold ion plating for the black and off-white models, respectively. The dial features a basketball court motif with a mirror effect that adds a special shine to the timepiece, and an EL backlight that when activated, showcases the PIGALLE logo on the LCD.
The G-Shock x PIGALLE watches also feature a full auto-calendar function that runs up to the year 2039, whereas the caseback features an engraving that reads “It’s all about the right timing” to mark the milestone of this special collaboration.
Each watch from the collection comes with a special packaging, with a box logo that symbolises the PIGALLE brand shown on the case back and band of the watch.